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Brock Turner, Stanford Sex Assault Convict, to Be Released From Jail

Brock Turner, Stanford Sex Assault Convict, to Be Released From Jail

January 2015 booking photo of Brock Turner. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office via AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 31 August 2016 06:09 AM

Brock Turner, the Stanford swimmer convicted in an infamous sexual assault case that drew outrage because of what some believe was a lenient sentence, will be released from jail early.

Turner is expected to be released Friday after serving three months of his six-month sentence, the San Jose Mercury News reported. Turner was convicted in March of assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated woman, sexually penetrating an intoxicated person with a foreign object, and sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object.

The New York Post reported that Turner is being released early on "good behavior," according to jail records.

Judge Aaron Persky's six-month sentence caused a national outcry and persistent protests. Last week, it was announced that Persky would no longer hear criminal cases in Santa Clara County, effective Sept. 6, CNN reported.

"While I firmly believe in Judge Persky's ability to serve in his current assignment, he has requested to be assigned to the civil division, in which he previously served," Santa Clara County presiding judge Rise Jones Pichon said in a statement.

"Judge Persky believes the change will aid the public and the court by reducing the distractions that threaten to interfere with his ability to effectively discharge the duties of his current criminal assignment," Pichon's statement continued.

Turner's conviction came from a Jan. 18, 2015, incident during which he was seen thrusting his hips atop an unconscious, partially clothed woman outside the Kappa Alpha fraternity. Two Stanford graduate students chased down Turner after he tried to run away from the scene.

Turner will have to register as a sex offender and finish a sex offender management program, according to the Mercury News.

The case sparked debate about the influence of wealth and privilege in the criminal-justice system.

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